2012–13 in Scottish football

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Football in Scotland
Season 2012–13
2011–12 Scotland 2013–14
2012–13 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Partick Thistle
Second Division champions
Queen of the South
Third Division champions
Rangers
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
St Mirren
Challenge Cup winners
Queen of the South
Youth Cup winners
Celtic
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dundee United,
Heart of Midlothian, Motherwell,
St. Johnstone
Scotland national team
World Cup 2014 qualifying

The 2012–13 season was the 116th season of competitive football in Scotland. The season began on 28 July 2012, with the start of the Challenge Cup.[1]

Transfer deals[edit]

League Competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

The participation of Rangers was dependent on the outcome of a vote by SPL clubs on whether or not a "newco" Rangers will be allowed an SPL license.[2] When the fixture list was published on 18 June 2012, Rangers were replaced by the term "Club 12", pending the outcome of the vote.[2][3] Eight clubs publicly declared that they would oppose the newco Rangers, which would mean that it could not enter the SPL.[4] The vote took place on 4 July 2012, and the newco Rangers were refused entry to the SPL.[5] Dundee were promoted from the Scottish First Division after finishing second in the 2011-12 season.[5]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 24 7 7 92 35 +57 79 2013–14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 18 9 11 67 51 +16 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
3 St. Johnstone 38 14 14 10 45 44 +1 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 13 15 10 64 60 +4 54
5 Ross County 38 13 14 11 47 48 −1 53
6 Dundee United 38 11 14 13 51 62 −11 47
7 Hibernian2 38 13 12 13 49 52 −3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
8 Aberdeen2 38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 12 15 52 53 −1 45
10 Heart of Midlothian 38 11 11 16 40 49 −9 44
11 St. Mirren 38 9 14 15 47 60 −13 41
12 Dundee (R) 38 7 9 22 28 66 −38 30 Relegation to 2013–14 Scottish First Division

Source: Scottish Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Since the winners of 2012–13 Scottish Cup, Celtic are already qualified to 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the runners–up Hibernian secured a spot in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round.
2 Teams in the bottom half at the time of the split may not overtake a team in the top 6 at the time of the split.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Scottish First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C) (P) 36 23 9 4 76 28 +48 78 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership
2 Greenock Morton 36 20 7 9 73 47 +26 67
3 Falkirk 36 15 8 13 52 48 +4 53
4 Livingston 36 14 10 12 58 56 +2 52
5 Hamilton Academical 36 14 9 13 52 45 +7 51
6 Raith Rovers 36 11 13 12 45 48 −3 46
7 Dumbarton 36 13 4 19 58 83 −25 43
8 Cowdenbeath 36 8 12 16 51 65 −14 36
9 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 36 14 7 15 62 59 +3 034 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Airdrie United (R) 36 5 7 24 41 89 −48 22 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Dunfermline Athletic were deducted 15 points for entering administration.

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Queen of the South (C) (P) 36 29 5 2 92 23 +69 92 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish First Division
2 Alloa Athletic (P) 36 20 7 9 62 35 +27 67 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
3 Brechin City 36 19 4 13 72 59 +13 61
4 Forfar Athletic 36 17 3 16 67 74 −7 54
5 Arbroath 36 15 7 14 47 57 −10 52
6 Stenhousemuir 36 12 13 11 59 59 0 49
7 Ayr United 36 12 5 19 53 65 −12 41
8 Stranraer 36 10 7 19 43 71 −28 37
9 East Fife (O) 36 8 8 20 50 65 −15 32 Qualification to the Scottish Second Division Play-offs
10 Albion Rovers (R) 36 7 3 26 45 82 −37 24 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish Third Division

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Scottish Third Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) (P) 36 25 8 3 87 29 +58 83 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish League One
2 Peterhead 36 17 8 11 52 28 +24 59 Qualification to the Scottish Second Division Play-offs
3 Queen's Park 36 16 8 12 60 54 +6 56
4 Berwick Rangers 36 14 7 15 59 55 +4 49
5 Elgin City 36 13 10 13 67 69 −2 49
6 Montrose 36 12 11 13 60 68 −8 47
7 Stirling Albion 36 12 9 15 59 58 +1 45
8 Annan Athletic 36 11 10 15 54 65 −11 43
9 Clyde 36 12 4 20 42 66 −24 40
10 East Stirlingshire 36 8 5 23 49 97 −48 29

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Scottish Premier Under-20 League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Celtic (C) 28 20 4 4 55 21 +34 64
2 Aberdeen 28 17 6 5 77 34 +43 57
3 Hibernian 28 14 6 8 57 36 +21 48
4 St Mirren 28 14 5 9 53 49 +4 47
5 Dundee United 28 14 3 11 54 41 +13 45
6 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 28 13 5 10 50 47 +3 44
7 St Johnstone 28 13 2 13 41 50 −9 41
8 Hamilton Academical 28 10 8 10 42 47 −5 38
9 Heart of Midlothian 28 10 7 11 46 49 −3 37
10 Dunfermline Athletic 28 11 3 14 44 52 −8 36
11 Kilmarnock 28 11 1 16 47 65 −18 34
12 Falkirk 28 9 5 14 29 32 −3 32
13 Motherwell 28 9 4 15 48 56 −8 31
14 Ross County 28 6 5 17 29 52 −23 23
15 Dundee 28 5 4 19 31 72 −41 19

Source: Scottish Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2012–13 Scottish Cup Celtic 3 – 0 Hibernian Report
2012–13 League Cup St. Mirren 3 – 2 Heart of Midlothian Report
2012–13 Challenge Cup Queen of the South 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
6 – 5 pens.
Partick Thistle Report
2012–13 Youth Cup Celtic 3 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic Report
2012–13 Junior Cup Auchinleck Talbot 1 – 0 Linlithgow Rose Report

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
2012–13 Highland League Cove Rangers
East of Scotland League Whitehill Welfare
South of Scotland League Dalbeattie Star

Junior[edit]

West Region

Division Winner
2012-13 Super League Premier Division Auchinleck Talbot
Super League First Division Hurlford United
Ayrshire League Kilwinning Rangers
Central League Division One Greenock Juniors
Central League Division Two Cambuslang Rangers

East Region

Division Winner
2012-13 Superleague Linlithgow Rose
Premier League Newtongrange Star
North Division Kirriemuir Thistle
Central Division Kinnoull
South Division Fauldhouse United

North Region

Division Winner
2012-13 Superleague Culter
Division One New Elgin
Division Two Colony Park

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

The PFA Scotland awards took place in Glasgow on 5 May 2013, with the following winners:[6]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year England Michael Higdon Motherwell
Young Player of the Year Scotland Leigh Griffiths Hibernian on loan from Wolves
Manager of the Year Scotland Allan Johnston Queen of the South
First Division Player England Lyle Taylor Falkirk
Second Division Player Scotland Nicky Clark Queen of the South
Third Division Player Scotland Lee Wallace Rangers

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Scotland Leigh Griffiths[7] Hibernian on loan from Wolves
Young Player of the Year Scotland Stuart Armstrong[8] Dundee United
Manager of the Year Northern Ireland Neil Lennon[9] Celtic

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competitions Started round Final round Coef. Top Scorer
Celtic UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Round of 16 16.0 Greece Giorgos Samaras, 5
Motherwell UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Third qualifying round 1.5
UEFA Europa League Play-off round Play-off round
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Europa League Play-off round Play-off round 1.5 Scotland David Templeton, 1
Dundee United UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Third qualifying round 1.0 Republic of Ireland Willo Flood, 1
Scotland Keith Watson, 1
St Johnstone UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Second qualifying round 0.5 France Grégory Tadé, 1
Total 20.5
Average 4.3

Celtic[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Champions League

Motherwell[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Champions League

2012–13 UEFA Europa League

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Europa League

Dundee United[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Europa League

St. Johnstone[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Europa League

National teams[edit]

Scotland national team[edit]

Women's football[edit]

League and Cup honours[edit]

Division Winner
2012 Scottish Women's Premier League Glasgow City[10]
SWFL First Division Hibernian Reserves
SWFL Second Division North Stonehaven
SWFL Second Division West Murieston United
SWFL Second Division East Dunfermline Athletic
SWFL Second Division South East Hearts
Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2012 Scottish Women's Cup Glasgow City 1 – 0 Forfar Farmington BBC Sport
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Glasgow City 5 – 1 Spartans BBC Sport
SWFL First Division Cup Queen's Park 0 – 0
(3 – 2 pens)
Paisley Saints SWFitba
SWFL Second Division Cup Hearts 6 – 1 Aberdeen Reserves Hearts FC

Individual honours[edit]

SWF awards[edit]

The SWF awards evening took place at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 23 November 2012 and the winners were as follows:[11]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Jane Ross Glasgow City
International Player of the Year Rhonda Jones Celtic
Manager of the Year Mark Nisbet Forfar Farmington
Premier Division Player of the Year Natalie Ross Celtic
First Division Player Lesley Blair Airdrie Ladies
Second Division Player Laura-Anne Johnston Dundee City

Scottish Women's Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Glasgow City (C) 21 20 0 1 143 10 +133 60 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round
2 Forfar Farmington 21 14 2 5 50 23 +27 44
3 Celtic 21 14 1 6 72 19 +53 43
4 Hibernian 21 14 1 6 80 31 +49 43
5 Spartans 21 8 2 11 42 49 −7 26
6 Aberdeen 21 5 1 15 18 94 −76 16
7 Hamilton Academical 21 10 6 5 74 42 +32 36
8 Hutchison Vale 21 9 3 9 61 65 −4 30
9 Rangers 21 7 3 11 37 41 −4 24
10 Falkirk 21 7 2 12 36 71 −35 23
11 Inverness City (R) 21 4 3 14 38 87 −49 15 Relegation to SWFL First Division
12 FC Kilmarnock Ladies (R) 21 1 2 18 23 142 −119 5

Updated to games played on 4 November 2012.
Source: Scottish Women's FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Scotland women's national team[edit]

Glasgow City[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League

Deaths[edit]

  • 11 July 2012: Joe McBride, 74, Celtic, Motherwell, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic and Clyde forward. Won two caps for Scotland.[12]
  • 11 July 2012: Bobby Nicol, 76, Hibernian and Berwick Rangers wing half.[13]
  • 4 August 2012: Jimmy Thomson, 75, St. Mirren, Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers defender; manager of Berwick Rangers and Alloa Athletic.
  • 12 August 2012: Jackie Watters, 92, Celtic and Airdrieonians forward[14]
  • 25 August 2012: Emilio Pacione, 92, Dundee United winger.[15]
  • 12 September 2012: Jimmy Andrews, 85, Dundee winger.
  • October 2012: Jim Rollo, 74, Hibernian goalkeeper.
  • 15 October 2012: Trevor Kemp, Berwick Rangers forward.
  • 19 October 2012: Iain Jamieson, 84, Aberdeen midfielder.
  • 24 October 2012: Hughie Hay, 80, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Arbroath forward.
  • 5 November 2012: Jimmy Stephen, 90, Portsmouth defender, won two caps for Scotland.
  • 7 November 2012: Harry McShane, 92, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United winger.
  • 8 November 2012: Bobby Gilfillan, 74, Cowdenbeath, St. Johnstone and Raith Rovers forward.
  • 5 December 2012: Doug Smith, 75, Dundee United defender and captain.
  • 13 December 2012: Ian Black, 88, Aberdeen, Southampton and Fulham goalkeeper, made one appearance for Scotland.
  • 16 December 2012: Jim Patterson, 84, Queen of the South forward, all time top goalscorer for club.
  • 17 December 2012: Charlie Adam, 50, Arbroath, Brechin City, Dundee United, Forfar Athletic, Partick Thistle and St. Johnstone midfielder.
  • 23 December 2012: Doug Stockdale, 86, Raith Rovers, Ayr United and Forfar Athletic forward.
  • 29 December 2012: Hugh Adam, 87, Rangers director from 1972-2002.[16]
  • 29 December 2012: George Hazlett, 89, Celtic winger.[17]
  • 31 December 2012: Willie Benvie, Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers forward.
  • January 2013: Peter Boyle, 61, Clyde forward, made one appearance for Australia.
  • 3 January 2013: George Falconer, 66, Raith Rovers, Dundee, Montrose and Forfar Athletic forward
  • 18 January 2013: Sean Fallon, 90, Celtic defender and assistant manager
  • 8 February 2013: Ian Lister, 65, Aberdeen, Dunfermline Athletic, Raith Rovers, St Mirren and Berwick Rangers winger.
  • 7 March 2013: Willie McCulloch, 85, Kilmarnock, Airdrie, St. Mirren and Morton winger.
  • 14 March 2013: Harry Thomson, 72, Burnley and Blackpool goalkeeper.
  • 5 April 2013: Tommy McGhee, 66, Clydebank forward.
  • 6 May 2013: Ian MacLeod, 53, Motherwell, Falkirk, Raith Rovers and Meadowbank Thistle forward
  • 8 May 2013: Ernie Winchester, 68, Aberdeen, Hearts and Arbroath forward

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Falkirk meet Stirling Al in Ramsdens Cup". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Grahame, Ewing (17 June 2012). "Rangers would have to start in Scottish League Division Three". The Sunday Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rangers replaced with 'Club 12' in SPL fixture list". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Newco Rangers will not get votes for SPL transfer". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Rangers newco refused SPL entry after chairmen vote". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Michael Higdon takes PFA player of the year award". The Scotsman. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hibs goal machine Leigh Griffiths looking to impress Scotland boss Gordon Strachan". Daily Record. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Ralston, Gary (18 May 2013). "Young Player of the Year Stuart Armstrong looks push on at Tannadice". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Guidi, Mark (12 May 2013). "Neil Lennon scoops Scottish Football Writers’ Association Manager of the Year award". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Glasgow City beat Aberdeen as they lift sixth SWPL title". BBC Sport. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Jen O'Neill (28 November 2012). "Scottish WF Awards 2012". She Kicks. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Celtic legend McBride dies, aged 74, after suspected stroke". Daily Mail. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bobby Nicol". hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian F.C. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  14. ^ http://m.skysports.com/article/football//7988712
  15. ^ http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Obituaries/article/24558/he-had-the-heart-of-a-lion-dundee-united-great-emilio-pacione.html
  16. ^ http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/obituaries/hugh-adam.19831988
  17. ^ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/local/end-of-an-era-as-last-great-celt-hazlett-passes-on-16255522.html